Coronavirus outbreak

Italy struggles with virus 'that doesn't respect borders'

Fears mount in Europe as Italy confirms 11 coronavirus deaths, with parts of country's north under Wuhan-style lockdown.

India has strong anti-rape laws - so why aren't they working?

The Take explores how India's laws against rape have changed, but how implementation has been slow.

Saudis put on brave face as coronavirus roils oil markets

Saudis put on brave face as coronavirus roils oil markets

OPEC kingpin has yet to persuade Russia to agree to deeper output cuts to offset hit to oil demand from coronavirus.

Lebanon: Hezbollah does 'not accept' IMF managing economic crisis

Lebanon: Hezbollah does 'not accept' IMF managing economic crisis

A team of IMF experts arrived in Beirut last week at the new government's request to offer technical support.

Climate crisis puts critical transport infrastructure at risk

Climate crisis puts critical transport infrastructure at risk

UNECE study highlights which European road, rail and river networks face major threats.

Saudi ex-energy minister bounces back as investment chief

Saudi ex-energy minister bounces back as investment chief

Khalid al-Falih's new ministry replaces the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.